All you need to do is find the “right” home for your customer, conduct negotiations, wait for inspection, sweat out the financing decision, focus on a million other things that need to get done, and then close the deal…easy, right? In reality, it is very hard work to help your buyers get into a home. And it doesn’t end there. A real estate agent’s job is even more complicated because you are running your own business – with Lead Generation, Blogging, SEO and all of the other things it takes to make your business a success, your time becomes more and more precious.
To help you cut down on the anxiety and become a more successful agent, we have 5 tips and tricks to save on time (after all, time is money)!
Get Those Ducks in a Row
What are the top 5 things you are going to do today? Focus on those 5 tasks for the day – you will end up getting more done and feeling better about your accomplishments! Use Google’s calendar or free programs like trello.com or wunderlist.com to organize your tasks.
If you do one thing at a time, you will end up with a better quality product and spend less time on fixing past mistakes. If that means putting in your earphones or moving to a different location - a coffee shop or a library perhaps, use what works to block out the background noise.
Develop Your Skills
The more you know, the more you grow! Learn new skills that will help you to be more efficient in the way you complete your tasks. There is a wealth of information available online to brush up on your skills. Many online classes and articles are available to help you to stay up on the latest in real estate. A good place to start: realtor.org.
Spend one day setting up automated campaigns for the month – that way you can spend more time face-to-face with your clients.
Work with The Best
When you work with companies you can rely on, you can control the quality of your service as well as your time. For instance, calling HouseMaster Home Inspections to book all of your inspection needs beyond just the Home Inspection – Radon, Termite, Mold and more*, saves oodles of time over searching for multiple companies that you can trust to work with your clients. HouseMaster also educates customers on many of the systems of the home - making your client more confident and easing the buying process! Your deals get to the finish line faster because you get to spend more time with your clients.
We hope that these tips and tools help you to manage your time with the end result of more business for the coming year. Good Luck!